Title

Synthesis of Hybrid Porous Materials for Hydrogen Storage Application

Presenter Information

Joseph Stansbery

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Choudhury, Amitava

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Funding Source

MRC (Missouri S&T) Student Support

Abstract

The storage of hydrogen in a safe, viable manner is the greatest challenge towards the successful commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell cars. The use of metallo-organic frameworks (MOF's) seeks to make possible the storage of hydrogen gas at relatively low pressure and ambient temperature. MOF's consist of an organic compound as a ligand and metal ions which form a crystalline porous structure. However, they are not stable at high temperature. We attempt to introduce greater stability by introducing an inorganic tetrahedral moiety in the form phosphate, sulfate and other oxy-anion moieties. The metal polyhedral and the phosphate tetrahedral should form an inorganic layer, linked by the organic ligand creating a channel structure. Initial trials with terephthalic acid, the ligand and alumino-phosphate, the inorganic layer to produce what may be a more stable hybrid porous crystalline structure. The concept of hybrid strategy and initial results will be presented.

Biography

Joseph Stansbery is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of the Miner Lacrosse team and of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Synthesis of Hybrid Porous Materials for Hydrogen Storage Application

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The storage of hydrogen in a safe, viable manner is the greatest challenge towards the successful commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell cars. The use of metallo-organic frameworks (MOF's) seeks to make possible the storage of hydrogen gas at relatively low pressure and ambient temperature. MOF's consist of an organic compound as a ligand and metal ions which form a crystalline porous structure. However, they are not stable at high temperature. We attempt to introduce greater stability by introducing an inorganic tetrahedral moiety in the form phosphate, sulfate and other oxy-anion moieties. The metal polyhedral and the phosphate tetrahedral should form an inorganic layer, linked by the organic ligand creating a channel structure. Initial trials with terephthalic acid, the ligand and alumino-phosphate, the inorganic layer to produce what may be a more stable hybrid porous crystalline structure. The concept of hybrid strategy and initial results will be presented.